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Simien Mountains National Park

Gonder 0125, Ethiopia
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beautiful views in the park but poorly managed

If you enjoy beautiful views and if you like the challenge of walking in the altitude go for it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Florian H
Berlin, Germany
Amazing Nature but terrible park rangers

The Simien Mountains are absolutely beautiful, but the park rangers are rude and completely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tim K
via mobile
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Simien Mountains National Park, in northern Ethiopia is a spectacular landscape, where massive erosion over millions of years has created jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,500 m. The park is of global significance for biodiversity conservation because it is home to globally threatened species, including the iconic Walia ibex, a wild mountain goat found nowhere else in the world, the Gelada baboon and the Ethiopian wolf.
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Gonder 0125, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you enjoy beautiful views and if you like the challenge of walking in the altitude go for it, you will enjoy. I was very surprised due to all the good reviews how poorly managed (almost not at all) the park is. You always have...More

Thank Florian H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Simien Mountains are absolutely beautiful, but the park rangers are rude and completely useless. They clearly had a very negative impact on our visit. While it states that entrance fees can be paid at the park entrance the rangers refused to accept our payment...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I traveled to Gondor not knowing how we would get to see the Simien Mountains. We met Ginbie and all our questions were answered! He agreed to be our guide and helped us secure the entrance tickets, transportation, lodging and everything else...More

Thank alioewen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a 3 day, 2 night trek in the Simien Mountains National Park. The mountains and landscape are absolutely beautiful and well worth this trek. The highest point you will reach is 3,900 meters high. Along the way, you will find the home of...More

Thank Arya07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, a group of 6 friends, had a fabulous trip in Ethiopia in may 2016. After reading reviews here and on LP forums I contacted Desalegni Gebrie, and got a very good price for a trip to simien mountains, gondar, maryam korkor church and danakil...More

3  Thank hatnhatn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience in the Simien Mountains. The scenery was truly breathtaking, every half km producing another incredible view point. Being amongst the Gelada baboons was memorable and we also had a sighting of the rare Walia Ibex, plenty of other widlife and...More

Thank fishz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply wonderful. Simien Mountains where a last minute addition to our trip to Ethiopia and we weren't sure what to expect, mainly because none of us 4 had ever walked for a reason other than to catch a bus. We were at awe with the...More

2  Thank aidaromera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Real beautiful place. We had a good time with the Gelada Monkeys. The view is out of this world. Totally recommend it for tourists

Thank Chinenye A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hikes for 4 days in the Simien mountains in a small group. The Simien mountains are beatiful and the hike was fantastic! We saw a lot of Gelada baboons and the scenery of the mountains was amazing. Is you come to Ethiopia you should...More

3  Thank Saskia N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent trip to the Semien Mountains and wonderful tour guide in Desu. The best tour operator in Gondar.

1  Thank rbgws
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26 February 2017|
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Response from SMNP E | Property representative |
Yes, there are some in Gondar, Felasha village and if you go farther to the Simien mountains. Lets know and please report!
16 February 2017|
Response from timbobutcher | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I can't make those dates.